My interest in light began with my paintings, and continues with installations of neon, fluorescent light and fiber optics.
Over the past 25 years I have had many commissions and one-woman exhibitions in which light has dominated. Neon installations at the Pittsburgh Plan for Art in 1981 led directly to a commission in neon for the Steel Plaza Subway Station in Pittsburgh. Other commissions followed, including one in Logan Airport, Boston, MA, and one in the Ft. Lauderdale Airport, FL.
At AIR Gallery in NY I had three one-woman exhibitions. Light, including neon and fluorescent light, was my principal medium. In 2006 I was chosen for a major exhibition as Artist of the Year at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Other exhibitions include a one-person exhibition at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, a fluorescent light installation in the Pittsburgh Biennial at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, the Gestures Exhibition at the Mattress Factory and a collaborative exhibition with Sean Salstrom at Gallery 707.
Light is a pervasive element in the world in which I live and work. Without light there is no life.